Today is one of my best friend's birthday. Happy new year, Rachel! In honor of this week's real holiday, here's a beautiful short film on mountains, Rachgawd's favorite landform.
"Despite their great size and age, their lives pan out in much the same way that a living creature’s does: They have a beginning, a middle, and an end, and as such, the life of a mountain mimics our own — it is a life that carries the weight of being and anticipation of sadness that one day things will change."
A short film about the processes by which mountains are created and eventually destroyed.
WHIPPIN' Since you'll maybe, probably, hopefully be grilling tomorrow, may I suggest a delightful dish to end your Fourth of July feast: grilled peaches with mascarpone. Simple, fresh, and ever so tasty. I picked this up during my days at Broders' Pasta Bar. (If you're in Minneapolis, go dine on the patio. ASAP.)
ART I LIKE Christina Quarles is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based painter. Her work focuses on the contradictions of identity, appearance, and perspective.
Eating in season is important for many reasons. Not only are you getting produce at it's peak deliciousness, but it's good for the economy (for every dollar spent at the farmers market, 70 cents stays in your community - it's less than 20 cents at chain grocers), and it's good for the environment. Read more about the benefits of eating in season here.